Something “fishy” is going on at SM City General Santos with delighted mall-goers taking turns to dip their feet in pools of water and let thousands of little fish kiss, tickle and nibble their feet.
This specially hybridized species of fish feed on the dead layers of skin cells leaving the feet smoother and softer, while at the same time stimulating pressure points to relax the body and help relieve stress.
While some people are skittish at the start, they soon find out that the ticklish sensation is a lot of fun and that is why the mall’s newest fish spa is always filled with laughter and occasional shrieks from thrilled guests.
“Aside from the fish cleaning your skin, laughter itself is good for you. It relaxes the heart, boosts our immune system, and reduces the level of stress hormones. Plus, we all know it feels good to laugh especially in the company of our family and friends,” explains Flord Nicson Calawag, General Manager and Franchisor of Tibiao Fish Spa, the company behind this literally “fishy” business.
“The ticklish experience lasts for only a few minutes before the sensation of hundreds of fish nibbling on your feet like little THERApists will slip you into a deep sense of relaxation,” Calawag adds.
While fish spas are not entirely new especially in Malaysia and Thailand where they have become very popular as natural means of exfoliation and relaxation, Tibiao Fish Spa stands out because they use fish locally found in the town of Tibiao, Antique. Mr. Calawag calls it THERAfish due to its sandpaper-like teeth that may render therapeutic benefits.
“We proudly offer our services at a very affordable prices because we breed our own THERAfish back in Tibiao, Antique,”says Nick Calawag, TFS Technical Manager.
“Aside from fish spa, we will cater to other services such as foot and full-body therapeutic integrative massage to give our guests a total relaxation and pampering experience,” comments Roberto E. Benedicto, Tibiao Fish Spa Franchisee for SM General Santos. I am excited to be part of the first mall-based fish spa in Mindanao, he added.
Tibiao Fish Spa started its venture in Tibiao, Antique back in 2009 before opening a branch in SM City Pampanga in 2012 where it became a hit among locals and tourists alike.
Tibiao Fish Spa’s new location is in SM City General Santos City (ground floor, across BDO). Avail of our free fish spa on your birthdays. Please come and visit us.
If you like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with the Tibiao Fish Spa founder/owner, please call or text Flord Nicson Calawag at 0917-635777 or e-mail the management at firstname.lastname@example.org